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Join Us On a High Desert Adventure

The Sierra Club High Desert Committee traditionally hosts a variety of trips which include backpacks and basecamps, gorgeous day hikes, inspiring service projects, enlightening archeological, ecological, and historical tours and lots of desert adventure.

We sponsor a variety of trips partly because we enjoy visiting the desert, but we are also trying to expose new people to the wonders of the Great Basin and develop advocates who will help protect desert wildlands for the future.

Pueblo Mt Volunteer Team at Work

Oregon Chapter Volunteers Pueblo Mountain
photo Paula Surman

“And, if there is a choice
Of a place to spend
Uncountable years to come,
I wish to be left to the desert's peace
And the warmth of the desert’s sun”

“For I know the soul
That I once possessed
Turned loose on a sagebrush sea,
Would hug spooky knees to a spectral chest
In ghostly ecstasy.”

—Author unknown, found on a homestead cabin door

General Information

Join us for a season of great trips to the beautiful high desert wildlands of southeast Oregon. Explore this wonderful country and learn about the conservation issues involved in the work for permanent protection of our public lands.

Experience these outstanding areas on day hikes or backpacking. Participants are responsible for their own transportation, food, camping gear, and encouraged to help with camp chores. Pre-registration is required.

Upcoming Outings 2012

If you would like additional or updated information about outings and events, you may sign up to be on the HDC email alert list by sending an email to requesting to be placed on our email database. You will receive occasional action alerts as well as notification of trips we lead. If you include your address as well, you will receive a mailing/alert from us a couple of times a year.